#1 World's oldest person celebrates her 116th birthday03-02-2014, 07:50 PM
World's oldest person celebrates her 116th birthday: 'Eat and sleep and you will live a long time'
Misao Okawa, a Japanese woman born in 1898, has told The Telegraph her recipe for longevity: eating lots of sushi and sleeping eight hours a night
Misao Okawa, the world's oldest person, will turn 116 on Wednesday (Getty)
By Julian Ryall, Tokyo
7:00AM GMT 02 Mar 2014
In the year in which Misao Okawa was born in Osaka, Queen Victoria was still on the British throne, the Spanish American War was raging and Horatio Kitchener triumphed in the Battle of Omdurman.
Already recognised as the oldest person in the world, Mrs Okawa will on March 5 reach the remarkable milestone of 116 - and attributes her longevity to eating well and sleeping at least eight hours every night, with the occasional nap thrown in for good measure.
“Eat and sleep and you will live a long time,” she said in a message to The Telegraph. “You have to learn to relax.”
03-02-2014, 08:50 PM
How dare you send them my picture! http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/...5_2838812a.jpg
Didn't know that I am actually Japanese, did you now?
Also ... I want *proof* of her long form birth certificate!!! I never believe this stuff.
Last edited by ABC in Georgia; 03-02-2014 at 08:59 PM. Reason: Oh, go away! :DAmerican By Choice ~ 1980
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